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John Daly defends Ryder Cup antagonists Tom Watson and Phil Mickelson

The legendary Tom Watson’s too nice a guy to warrant the criticism aimed at him since the U.S. lost the Ryder Cup, according to John Daly. Long John also says Phil Mickelson’s post-tournament jab at Watson was ‘blown out of proportion.’ John Daly believes Tom Watson got a bum rap after his U.S. Show More Summary

Rickie Fowler takes subtle swings at Phil Mickelson, slow play in China

Rickie Fowler becomes the latest to weigh in on the Americans’ devastating Ryder Cup loss, defending captain Tom Watson for doing a ‘great job’ and taking Phil Mickelson to task for calling Watson out. Rickie Fowler may be one of Phil...Show More Summary

Rickie Fowler defends Tom Watson, looking forward to task force

Rickie Fowler thinks 2014 Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has been unfairly derided after his 12 charges were handily defeated at Gleneagles in October. “I thought Tom did a great job of talking to the guys,” Fowler said, according to The Telegraph. Show More Summary

Golf Putting Tips that are Elementary for Mr. Watson

Tom Watson has been in the news lately with mixed publicity, most notably as Ryder Cup Captain and most recently as honoree of the NAIA Champions of Character Foundation.Golf for Beginners considers Mr. Watson to be a distinguished sportsman...Show More Summary

Those ‘Feminist’ T-Shirts Might Not Be So Feminist

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Everyone who cooed over Benedict Cumberbatch wearing a "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like" T-shirt in British Elle might be surprised to learn that the shirt, also worn by Tom Hiddleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Watson, and several British politicians, is embroiled in a very un-feminist controversy after Britain's Mail on... More »

Ryder Cup players call Fred Couples, want him as 2016 captain

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : Devil Ball Golf

Tom Watson didn't work as Ryder Cup captain. Watson, an old-school player who apparently led more on resume than relatability, rubbed his charges the wrong way. It's natural, then, that the players who didn't appreciate Watson's style would want to turn to a complete opposite in hopes of better luck in 2016 at Hazeltine National in Minnesota. Show More Summary

PGA of America Impeaching Ted Bishop for 'Lil Girl' Quip Is Miniature Golf

On Thursday, PGA of America President Ted Bishop compared English golfer Ian Poulter to a "little school girl squealing." On Friday, the PGA of America ousted Ted Bishop. After Poulter treated Nick Faldo and Tom Watson harshly in his...Show More Summary

PGA of America President Calling Ian Poulter 'Lil Girl' Prompts Calls for Resignation

PGA of America President Ted Bishop labeling British golfer Ian Poulter a “Lil Girl” for criticizing golf legends Nick Faldo and Tom Watson has resulted in calls for his resignation and charges of sexism. SB Nation's Emily Kay points...Show More Summary

PGA of America president calls Ian Poulter a 'lil girl'

4 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The PGA of America president isn't too happy with comments that Ian Poulter made about Tom Watson and Nick Faldo in a newly released book.

Tom Watson goes 1-1 for hometown World Series fave Kansas City Royals

Tom Watson enjoys his baseball — especially that played by American League champion and World Series contender Kansas City Royals. Tom Watson emerged from his post-Ryder Cup bunker to cheer in-person as his hometown Kansas City squad...Show More Summary

PGA President Refers to Poulter as 'Lil Girl'

4 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.

Jack Nicklaus defends Tom Watson's Ryder Cup captaincy

4 weeks agoSports / Golf : Devil Ball Golf

Jack Nicklaus believes the formation of a Ryder Cup task force is going overboard in a search for answer to U.S. woes in the biennial matches. The 18-time major champion also subtly lamented Phil Mickelson's verbal outburst and subsequent...Show More Summary

John Daly would be a true out-of-the-box choice for U.S. Ryder Cup captain

John Daly is not a serious candidate for captain of the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team, but would the two-time major champion be any worse than Tom Watson? John Daly is a name not often associated with the Ryder Cup — until Wednesday, when an amusing tweet from this week’s PGA Tour event got us wondering. Ongoing Ryder Cup conversations @ Sea Island. Show More Summary

Webb Simpson: Ryder Cup was a 'terrible experience'

4 weeks agoSports / Golf : Devil Ball Golf

Webb Simpson didn't play much golf during the Ryder Cup. After bombing with Bubba Watson in the opening session on Friday, Simpson, one of captain Tom Watson's wild-card picks, was relegated to the bench until he had to play in one of...Show More Summary

Climate Treaty Follies: How Inaction is Endangering the World

By Tom Giesen “To be quite candid the idea of a 2°C target is largely out of the window.” Sir Robert Watson, former IPCC Chair. 2012 Since the late 1990s, the stated…

Jack Nicklaus defends Jameis Winston in autographs flap

Jameis Winston has an ally in Jack Nicklaus. Jack Nicklaus is not shy about sharing his opinions on anything from the sport that made him rich and famous (give Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson a break, lose the task force) to politics (there’s nary a Republican candidate for anything the 18-time major winner won’t support). Show More Summary

Brandel Chamblee claims Phil Mickelson lied about Tom Watson’s Ryder Cup approach

Chamblee: Mickelson should take more blame for the string of Ryder Cup defeats. With Tiger Woods out of action at least until December, Brandel Chamblee has a new object of scorn in Phil Mickelson, whom the Golf Channel analyst claimed lied about U.S. Show More Summary

Johnny Miller questions Tom Watson’s Ryder Cup strategy, Phil Mickelson’s public jab

Johnny Miller may not have been a fan of Tom Watson’s Ryder Cup captaincy but he would have liked Phil Mickelson to keep his criticism of the U.S. skipper in-house. Johnny Miller, with a bird’s-eye view from the Golf Channel/NBC TV booth of what happened to the U.S. Show More Summary

Westwood Disappointed in US Complaints of Captain

last monthSports / Golf : On Par

Lee Westwood says he was disappointed to see stories from the American side complaining about Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captain.

Tom Watson takes blame for Ryder Cup debacle as PGA President defends Phil Mickelson

Following an ESPN expose of nastiness in the U.S. team room, Tom Watson takes the hit for Ryder Cup communications failures, while Ted Bishop takes to the airwaves to defend Phil Mickelson’s criticism of the American captain. Tom Watson...Show More Summary

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